December 25th, 2009

Holiday - Xmas Red Balls

Merry Christmas!

Hope those that celebrate are having a wonderful and blessed day. And the same if you don't [g]

We always open our gifts late Xmas Eve, and since mum has to work 2pm-10pm tonight, we had our Xmas dinner last night as well. So we're done. I have pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls currently rising for brunch, and later, I'll make my usual cranberry pecan pie to have with the leftovers. I'm also, by popular request, going to be making onion rings. A few months back, I got a cast iron chicken frying pan, and I tried making onion rings, which were a huge hit with the family. Glenn ans Nin both gave me puppy eyes to make them today. I'm also going to try making garlic rosemary fries and see if I can recreate our favourite thing from Bluefin. Those might lure ninjababe from her room. she's in game heaven today. My mum got her an Xbox game and Glenn and I got her a Nintendo DSi. Santa must have thought she was a good girl or something. Can't imagine where he got that idea [snerk]

Bought a new Xmas CD this morning and downloaded it from Amazon: Sugarland's 'Gold and Green', which is supposed to be really good. Plus I got Bob and Doug McKenzie's '12 Days of Christmas' for Nin (A beeeer in a tree!) so now my Xmas folder in iTunes stands at 22 hours of music, and my classical Xmas folder is at 7 hours [g] Hey, I love Christmas music!! I even bought an actual CD for my collection earlier in the month: David John and the Comstock Cowboys 'Christmas in the Sierra', which is a really lovely album.

Well, I should go put the oven on to preheat, and see about putting the pie together. I'll see if I can inspire any interest with my brother and Nin for a movie marathon of some sort - I'm leaning towards Lord of the Rings - but I think Nin's a gonner for today.

Love to you all [HUGS]
Holiday - Xmas Silver Paper

Fic of Christmas Past

Well, I never did write a new Xmas story this year, but here's a list of Xmas fic from years past.

The newest is strangevisitor7's Hanukkah present from last year. she wanted an Ezra Christmas fic, and this was what I came up with: A Quarter For Your Shoe. It also ended up being a runner up in the Mistress' of Malarkey awards this year.

I'll Be Home For Christmas, which was a Methos/Triona story I wrote in 2007. It contains the infamous red and green tapas. Would I lie?

2006 was The Silent Stars Go By, which is set in 2065 during WWIII, and manages to work in a few references to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. And it was a two story year. There was also Fathers Christmas, which features Methos and my 'original female child' Lucia. It's set in the 24th century and involves ponies and magic cookies [g]

Then setting the way back machine to 1996, my fist Xmas story, and my very first posted fic ever, A Ghost of Winter's Past. This is still by far the most popular story I've written. I still get a few comments a year on it a decade and change later. Methos visits his 'nephew' Lucien LaCroix in Toronto one Christmas Eve, spreading definitely most unwanted holiday cheer.